has ordered the army to resume full attack operations 30
Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni has ordered the army to resume full
attack operations against the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) rebels, formally
ending a limited ceasefire that was declared in March so that peace
talks could go ahead.
By Abduction of Children As Ceasefire Breaks 30
The head of the United Nations Children's Fund today expressed deep
concern over reports of renewed abductions of children and women by
the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) following the recent breakdown of a
ceasefire in northern Uganda, and called on all parties to the conflict
to do everything in their power to secure the immediate release of all
Kony Talks, Govt Urged 30
RELIGIOUS leaders have asked the Government to find
neutral ground for peace talks with Joseph Kony's Lord's Resistance
Army (LRA) rebels
Court Yet to Decide On DRC Case 30
THE Attorney General, Francis Ayume, has said the International Court
of Justice (ICJ) is yet to decide on how the DR Congo case filed against
Uganda for illegal occupation, should proceed
Attack Gulu Mission 26
The Lord's Resistance Army rebels on Friday attacked
Gulu Cathedral, the headquarters of the Catholic Church in northern
Attack Kitgum Mission 25
Rebels of the Lord's Resistance Army on Wednesday attacked Palabek-kal
mission in Lamwo County in Kitgum.
Process Crumbling in North
Talks have all but collapsed between Uganda's government
and the troublesome rebel Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), as both sides
take to the bush to resume full hostilities. But have they really blown
their last chance for peace?
to leave Congo is yesterday
15 April '03
The Democratic Republic of Congo is posing more
than a tactical problem. From 1995 to-date, between two and three million
people have perished in the Congo. This is more than twice the number
of people killed in the decade-long insurgency in northern Uganda, and
more than three times the number killed under ex presidents, Milton
Obote and Idi Amin.
Suspects Held Illegally, Says Rights Group
15 April '03
THE Foundation for Human Rights Initiative (FHRI) has said there are
at least 700 suspects arrested under Operation Wembley being held in
Makindye Army Barracks and other ungazetted places.
Expels UN Refuge Boss 15 April '03
Government has ordered the representative of the United Nations
refugee agency to leave the country within days.
Deaths to Continue - LRA 14
THE Lord's Resistance Army Deputy Commander, Vincent Otti, on Saturday
said the Acholi would continue to die if they supported the Government's
stand that the peace contact zone be Lapul sub-county, Aruu county in
Pader district only.
abandoned Luwero, says Ssemo
"Thousands of people were killed here in Luwero in the struggle for
freedom and democracy," Mr Ssemogerere told people in Luwero district
at the weekend. "[But] we are now experiencing Movement repression like
we did in Obote II regime."
Reserves - A fortune or a curse? 14
I know not of an oil rich country that is governed democratically. Nor
where the rulers' terms are limited. Let those who value democracy watch
out about the Tooro oil and resist extended terms. It is do or die;
it is now or never - FOR "THIRD WORLD" UGANDA'S FREEEDOM AND DEMOCRACY!
EU Condemns The Massacre of Civilians in Drodro, Congo 14
The European Union strongly condemns the recent acts of military
aggression in and around Drodro, in the Ituri Region, in the North-Eastern
part of the Democratic Republic of Congo, which culminated in the massacre
of hundreds of civilians and expresses serious concern about the grave
humanitarian consequences for the Congolese population.
NGO Blacklisted for Inciting Refugees
THE International Rescue Committee (IRC), an American relief agency,
has been blacklisted over allegations of inciting refugees against relocation
from Kiryandongo to a new resettlement area in Nebbi.
Many members of Mr. Bush's own anti-Saddam Hussein
Coalition of the Willing were criticized for having "poor" human-rights
records. Among them were Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, Colombia, the Dominican
Republic, Georgia, Macedonia, Rwanda, Uganda, Ethiopia and Eritrea.
Strategically located at the lower end of the Red Sea, Eritrea was visited
earlier this year by Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and now maintains
a major American troop presence. If Mr. Rumsfeld objected to Eritrea's
imprisonment of journalists and government critics, his words had no
crowds don't make an unjust war right
In 1970, I was on the streets of Kampala with hundreds
of thousands of others screaming and dancing for joy the day Idi Amin
came into power, placed there by the US, the UK and Israel. Mobs are
not dependable nor good at foresight when momentous changes take place.
Go re-read Shakespeare's Julius Caesar. And another lesson: Uganda was
liberated by Ugandans and Tanzanians, with our encouragement, not by
a foreign force supported by exiles living safe lives. Amin was as devilish
a dictator as Saddam.
Must Read the Signs of the Times 13
Museveni's first executive order was to de-legitimise the activities
of Uganda's former political parties, replacing them with the single
party rule of the National Resistance Movement (NRM). For a while Ugandans
agreed to get along, having for two decades suffered from unbroken and
intense political turmoil, anarchy and civil war.
3.3 Million Dead in Africa's Bloodiest Conflict 11
With the world preoccupied with the war in Iraq, however, news of
the killings in Ituri and the International Rescue Committee's latest
report were buried on the inside pages of major newspapers
Leaders Discuss Congo Bloodshed 10 April '03
Ugandan troops should leave Congo by April 24, the presidents of five
African nations decided at a summit called to defuse violence along
Congo's eastern borders.
recall day of bloodbath 9
Drodro - A mound of freshly turned red earth lies in the middle of the
village of Drodro, covering the bodies of some of the hundreds of people
slaughtered over the course of three hours one day last week
Of Village Massacre Not Identified
UN officials in the region on Wednesday confirmed the massacre had claimed
between 150 and 300 lives, revising sharply downward earlier reports
from other sources that close to a 1000 people were killed.
urgent bid to halt Congo killings 9 April '03
President Thabo Mbeki will hold an urgent meeting with his counterparts
from Rwanda, Uganda and Tanzania on Wednesday to try to find ways of
ending the killing in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo which
is jeopardising a fragile peace accord.
million starving 'as world watches Iraq'
8 April '03
Forty million Africans are at risk of starving but are not getting enough
aid because the world is distracted by Iraq, the World Food Programme
UN to Probe Nearly 1000 Deaths
8 April '03
According to the agency, food shortages threaten 14 million in Ethiopia,
7 million in Zimbabwe, 3.2 million in Malawi, 2.9 million in Sudan,
2.7 million in Zambia, 1.9 million in Angola, 1 million in Eritrea,
as well as millions more in Swaziland, Lesotho, Mozambique, Uganda,
Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, and the western Sahel - those countries
in the dry belt south of the Sahara.
Fear Reprisals After Civilian Massacre 8 April '03
Human rights groups say up to 500,000 people have fled their homes in
Ituri and 50,000 more have been killed in the past four years, as rival
rebel factions, ethnic militias and the Ugandan army have fought for
control of the gold-rich district.
killed, UN spots mass graves in Congo 7
The United Nations said on Sunday it had been told nearly 1,000 civilians
were massacred by tribal militias with machetes and guns in northeast
Democratic Republic of Congo last week and buried in mass graves
Global Catalog of Wrongs
President Bush's Coalition of the Willing for the invasion of Iraq --
embarrassing company in a campaign whose aims include liberating the
Iraqi people from dictatorship. Uzbekistan routinely tortures detainees
and some have died in custody. Eritrea has ended freedom of the press
and restricts religious freedom. Azerbaijan arbitrarily detains dissidents
and rigs elections. Significant violations are noted in such other coalition
members as Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Georgia, Macedonia, Rwanda,
Uganda and Ethiopia.
killed in Congo atrocities, rebel leaders say
A Congolese rebel leaders said Saturday that rival Ugandan troops and
tribal fighters killed nearly 1,000 civilians in raids on three towns
in northeastern Congo.
Denmark Donated Sh714m to Acholi 6
The Danish government has donated sh714m for the post primary education
of 200 underprivileged children from the Acholi sub-region.
co strikes oil in Uganda 2 April '03
A consortium of Canadian and South African companies said Wednesday
they had found potentially huge reserves of oil in western Uganda.
Urged to Withdraw Army From Congo 29 March '03
A team monitoring the peace process in Congo urged Uganda to withdraw
its troops from the country Saturday, saying the military activity was
threatening efforts to end Congo's 4 1/2-year conflict.
left to starve
as aid flow evaporates 27
George Monbiot, London
As cash is poured into the war with Iraq and its aftermath, the world
could soon be confronted by a humanitarian funding crisis graver than
any since the end of the Second World War. According to George Monbiot,
a London-based writer and visiting professor of environmental science
at the University of East London, a worsening emergency is engulfing
Africa, where aid flows have slowed to a tiny portion of what is required.
400 DR Congo rebels
surrender to Ugandan army 27
Uganda backs US 27
"The UN Security Council loses its credibility if it cannot punish
those who threaten world peace." John Kakande supporting the US
in New Vision.
GuluFuture comment: Let's get this straight then. In order to support
the UN, we have to back the US --which is defying the UN, and has started
a war --which therefore ensures that we have peace? ! ?
Hails Uganda 27
THE US ambassador to Uganda, Jimmy Kolker, has hailed the Uganda government
for supporting the US war against Iraq.
Divert Aid - MP 27
THE Lira woman representative in parliament, Margaret Ateng Otim, has
warned local leaders in the district against diverting relief items
meant for the internally displaced people to personal interest.
calls on the Ugandan People's Defence
fulfill the Ugandan government's obligations
20 March 03
Amnesty International also calls on the Ugandan People's Defence Forces
(UPDF) present in Ituri to fulfill the Ugandan government's obligations
under international human rights and humanitarian law to protect civilian
life in the region. The UPDF have themselves committed numerous human
rights violations in the province, including unlawful killings of unarmed
civilians. UPDF personnel have reportedly sold arms to warring ethnic
groups and have trained militias, including child soldiers. Repeated
shifts in Ugandan political backing to the rival armed political groups
in Ituri have also deepened and prolonged the crisis.
to put troops back in
DR Congo if Uganda fails to withdraw
14 March 03
Rwanda warned Friday it would send troops back to the Democratic Republic
of Congo (DRC) if the United Nations failed to secure the total withdrawal
of Ugandan forces from the vast, war-ravaged state
for years in Pader district 14 March 03
An assessment conducted by the Ugandan government of Uganda, NGOs, local
authorities and United Nations agencies (from 17-22 February) has revealed
that over 240,000 people are now living in 13 "major camps" in the district.
orders temporary ceasefire 11 March 03
President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda on Monday declared a five-day cessation
of hostilities in Wipolo and Koyo Lalogi, two locations in the northern
Pader district, to enable the government peace team to meet commanders
of the rebel Lord's Resistance Army (LRA).
take DR Congo town 8
Ugandan soldiers have taken control of a strategic trading town in the
north-east Democratic Republic of Congo
exiles to return if party ban is lifted 8
Uganda People’s Congress (UPC) exiles have indicated they will return
if the Movement okayed multiparty politics. “I would be back home the
next day if it [lifting of the ban] was officially announced tomorrow,”
Mr Godfrey Ayoo, the UPC bureau chief in Germany, said on Wednesday
after reading reports that President Yoweri Museveni has recommended
a return to multiparty politics.
Says LRA Leader Committed to Ceasefire
7 March 03
Mao told IRIN that Kony had called him by satellite phone on Wednesday
and made the pledge. He said the two spoke for over an hour.
Kinshasa Say UPC
Claims of Bunia Massacres "Are False" 7
Lubanga told IRIN on Friday that after his troops had withdrawn from
Bunia, Ugandan soldiers, among whose ranks he alleged were members of
the Forces armees congolaises (FAC), "went on to massacre the population
and pillage the town" as Ugandan tank crews who had been mobilised for
the attack sat and watched.
Cross Helps Thousands
Fleeing Fighting in DRC 7
The survival of thousands of people who have fled fighting in the Democratic
Republic of the Congo (DRC) into Uganda's northwestern Nebbi District
is at stake "if aid does not reach them immediately", according to the
International Federation of the Red Cross.
Asks Government to
Explain UPDF's Role in Ituri 7
A Ugandan Member of Parliament has asked the government to clarify allegations
that the Uganda People's Defence Forces (UPDF) participated in massacres
in the Democratic Republic of the Congo's Ituri District.
given to wealthy - Miyingo 7
Recently, Mukono North MP Rev. Peter Bakaluba Mukasa kicked up controversy
in Parliament when he said forest reserve land had been given out to
wealthy people, leaving the peasants without any compensation.
Ceasefire, Says EU 7
THE European Union has added its voice to urge the Ugandan Government
to accept a ceasefire declared by LRA leader Joseph Kony.
Kony Says He
Is Committed To Peace
The Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) leader Joseph Kony has called Gulu
Municipality MP Norbert Mao to say he is committed to peace.
Rapped Over Kitgum Executions 6
The global human rights watchdog Amnesty International (AI) yesterday
accused the Uganda Peoples Defence Forces of violating international
law. The criticism follows the execution, by firing squad, of three
UPDF soldiers on Monday.
On Pluralism Not Sincere - Opposition 6
Two weeks ago, the media quoted President Museveni as saying that the
18-year old ban on political parties would affect foreign direct investment
to the country.
Executed After Unfair Trial 6
Amnesty International strongly condemns the execution of three Uganda
People's Defence Force (UPDF) soldiers on Monday.
Ceasefire Announcement 6
LRA Ceasefire - UK 6
Ceasefire, Says Museveni 6
Body Wants Treason
Case Against Boys Dropped 6
Hold Rally in Gulu 6
Backs US On Iraq War 5
Among Displaced Children 5
Deters Investors - US Envoy 5
Security for Treason Suspects 5
Once We Stayed Outside Till Midnight' 4
Executed in Kitgum 4
Declares Unilateral Ceasefire 3
MP Urges Uganda to
Curb Raids 2
2003 a tougher year
ahead of the Acholi people?
Submitted by Anonymous
The Acholi people who are best placed to tell
the real situation....READ
BLESSED MARTYRS OF
DAUDI OKELO AND JILDO IRWA
By Joseph Okumu
10th Jan 2003....READ
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